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Physics

Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9 - 1) in Physics (1PH0)

 

Physics consists of two externally examined papers which are worth 50% each. 
It is also available at foundation and higher tier. All examinations are 1 hour and 45 minutes in length and students must complete all assessments within the same tier (either foundation or higher).

Please click on the link for the full specification: Physics GCSE 

 

Overview of Topics Covered in each Paper

Paper Topics 

Paper 1

Paper code: 1PH0/1F and 1PH0/1H

  • Topic 1 – Key concepts of physics
  • Topic 2 – Motion and forces
  • Topic 3 – Conservation of energy
  • Topic 4 – Waves
  • Topic 5 – Light and the electromagnetic spectrum
  • Topic 6 – Radioactivity
  • Topic 7 – Astronomy

Paper 2

Paper code: 1PH0/2F and 1PH0/2H)

  • Topic 1 – Key concepts of physics
  • Topic 8 – Energy - Forces doing work
  • Topic 9 – Forces and their effects
  • Topic 10 – Electricity and circuits
  • Topic 11 – Static electricity
  • Topic 12 – Magnetism and the motor effect
  • Topic 13 – Electromagnetic induction
  • Topic 14 – Particle model
  • Topic 15 – Forces and matter